Plenary Session: This is a session that everyone attends. A Keynote is considered a plenary session, but not all plenary sessions are keynotes! (Unnecessarily confusing, we know…) The term is used most often in meetings that also include time spent working in smaller groups.
Roundtable: A session featuring a group discussion of a subject where everybody has equal chance to express their opinion. This type of session typically gathers experts who can discuss the topic at hand from all points of view. Roundtable discussions tend to be a less formal and more conversational than panel discussions (definition below).
Panel discussion: In this type of session, a moderator leads a panel of experts through a discussion about a specific topic. amongst a selected group of panelists who share differing perspectives in front of a large audience. The panel is typically facilitated by a “moderator” who guides the panel and the audience through the session.
Break-Out Sessions: These are concurrent, small group sessions, panels, workshops or presentations within your event, formed to focus on specific subjects. You don’t have to give up breakout sessions for your online event! Markee makes it easy customizable virtual “rooms” that allow you to present multiple sessions at a time!
Keynote: A keynote speaker is often a recognizable name that acts as a “headliner” for your event. The Keynote is typically the opening remarks or presentation that sets the tone or theme of the event and motivates attendees.
Booths: Booths can refer to exhibit spaces for your sponsors or vendors. Virtual booths, which you can create in Markee, give your sponsors/vendors a space to upload documents and resources for your audience, engage with attendees on video or chat, and even create their own breakout rooms!
Run of Show: A run of show is a quick guide that helps keep everyone on your team aligned. Especially in the virtual space, it’s crucial to have timestamps, verbal cues, and other important information so that your planners, speakers, and virtual producers are all on the same page. (…and guess what?! In Markee, you can upload your run of show in a separate space that only the people YOU want to see it, can see it!)